John Bunyan Museum welcomes a high proportion of overseas visitors.

Bedford is 30 minutes from London (Luton), one hour from London (Heathrow) and 1.5 hours from London Stansted and Gatwick. There are good train services from each airport.


Bedford makes a great base for a visit to the UK. It has an excellent train service to central London and good transport links to the rest of the country. It is on the X5 bus route between Oxford and Cambridge.


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The museum is now open
Tues, Thurs & Sats 11 - 4

Working in partnership with ‘Heritage Bedford’ we offer a range of activities to add to your museum visit and make a full John Bunyan or Bedford Heritage day out.

Or visit one of the other museums in Bedford, just 2 mins walk from John Bunyan Museum:


in Bunyan Meeting building, access from Castle Road opposite St Cuthbert's


Every Thursday from 29 July to 2 Sept inclusive, from 11am to 3pm we offer hands-on, drop in family arts and crafts activities for £2 per child making items. Check out what’s coming up here. 

Activities take place in a safe and welcoming environment that becomes a hive of happy activity on these days.



The Coffee Shop is currently closed but several cafes are in the area nearby.

There are baby changing facilities in the toilets at both the museum and Bunyan Meeting foyer.